Capitol Police Denies Request to Allow Sledding


Congressman Eleanor Holmes Norton issued a statement on Saturday demanding the Capitol Police to allow sledging on Sunday and next week, hoping that the snowfall expected on Sunday “may be the only Snow Storm DC.”

“The west side of the Capitol is known as perhaps the best place for sledging in DC’s high-density urban environment. Annually, I receive a provision included in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Bill, which the Capitol Police Instructs that permission be granted on a capitol basis. ” Holmes Norton wrote.

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“While the Capitol complex has been closed since the attack on the Capitol on 6 January 2021, sledging can only be done safely by allowing children and adults with sledges or other sleds to use the capitol ground for sledging. Can be done from. “

A crowd of Trump supporters broke through security barriers and entered the Capitol, as Congress met to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, security was raised and fences around the Capitol complex went.
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“Children across America have ended an extremely challenging year, and DC children in particular have endured not only the coronovirus epidemic, but now the militarization of their city, with hostile symbols of fences and barbed wire. Simple, a childhood adventure. ” Holmes Norton said in his statement that at least we can allow our children in the winter season.

The Capitol Police said in a statement that they “want to welcome sledgers back in the future”, but cannot allow it at this time.

“Unfortunately, due to the current security posture, COVID-19 restrictions and the dissolution of the inaugural platform, we cannot allow sledging at the Capital complex at this time,” the statement said.

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